Russian command fired Kh-31P anti-radar missiles to destroy the Ukrainian air defense system, and then drones were launched in waves.

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This was stated by the head of the Joint Coordination Press Center of the Defense Forces of Southern Ukraine - Colonel Natalia Khumenyuk.

"...the night attack included both missile strikes and drone attacks.

In fact, at the beginning of the night, the enemy tried to destroy our air defense system with the help of tactical aviation from the Black Sea area, for which he used missiles such as the Kh-31P, but they were shot down over the sea area.

Then there were waves of drones," she said.

First, for an hour and a half, the opponents carried out a drone attack in the direction of Mykolaiv region.

"The next attack already a few hours later lasted for almost three hours in our area of ​​responsibility and was directed deep into Ukraine towards the central regions, and then with a transition and attraction to the west," Nataliya Khumenyuk said.

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